To the untrained eye, all rashes may look alike and seem easily treatable with over-the-counter oral antihistamines or hydrocortisone cream. However, it is not always so simple.

Rashes can appear as blotches, welts or blisters. They can be red, itchy, scaly, or dry; and they can occur in one area of skin or all over the body.

In addition, some rashes may come and go, while others never seem to go away. Although most rashes are not life-threatening, some rashes can signal something more serious.

Rather than treating the rash on your own, we recommend an evaluation by one of our dermatology providers for the proper diagnosis and treatment.